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Micromussa minuta   (Moll & Borel-Best, 1984)


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848).  Tropical; 22°N - 11°S, 77°E - 154°E (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka to Papua New Guinea, north to Philippines, south to Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Formation: massive, cerioid, with circular corallites between 5 to 6 mm in diameter. Thick walls. Beaded septa. Poorly developed columellae. Thick fleshy tissue over the skeleton absent. Grooves and tubercle structure separating corallites may be present. In situ, can easily be mistaken for a faviid with small corallites. Color: pale gray (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Near Threatened (NT) ; Date assessed: 01 January 2008

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 28.1 - 29.3, mean 28.9 (based on 1264 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown